(ATLANTA, GA 2/2/2020) â€“ A coalition of Georgia civil rights groups and elected officials plan to hold a news conference at the Georgia State Capitol on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 to condemn the Trump administrationâ€™s expansion of the Muslim Ban, and urge congressional support for the NO BAN Act.
WHAT: Joint Press Conference at State Capitol
WHEN: Noon EST Monday, Feb 3rd
WHERE: Rotunda Stairway inside the Georgia State Capitol
LIVE VIDEO: CAIR-Georgia Facebook page
In addition to elected officials and Georgians of Nigerian and Burmese descent impacted by the new Muslim Ban, news conference participants include :
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta
American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia
Southern Poverty Law Center
Women Watch Afrika
Burmese Rohingya Community of Georgia
New American Pathways
Southeast Immigrant Rights Network
Jewish Voice for Peace
Refugee Womenâ€™s Network
Georgia Muslim Voter Project
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Latino Community Fund Georgia
Last Friday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the president signed a presidential proclamation expanding the Muslim Ban to Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania effective Feb. 21, 2020.
The expansion adds tens of millions of Muslims to the more than 100 million Muslims already banned from the United States. Monday marked the third anniversary of Trumpâ€™s first Muslim Ban executive order 13769, which was issued on January 27, 2017.
Iran, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, North Korea, Yemen, and Somalia were already subject to the travel ban, and remain so.
SEE: Trump’s expanded travel ban targets Nigeria, five other countries
ACTION ALERT: Those impacted by the expanded ban should contact CAIR-Georgia at: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT: CAIR-Georgia Staff Attorney & Lobbyist Murtaza Khwaja, 404-432-8847, email@example.com. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta Policy Manager Swathi Shanmugasundaram, 404-759-0488, firstname.lastname@example.org